Joseph L. Mankiewicz: Interviews

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz: Interviews features talks with the master director of such classics as All About Eve, The Barefoot Contessa, and Cleopatra. Mankiewicz (1909-1993) was a creative force in Hollywood from the end of the silent film era through the early years of the Hollywood renaissance of the 1970s.

Displaying the wit, insight, and daring that were the hallmarks of his movies, Mankiewicz explores his films and his approach to writing and directing. These interviews span the...

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Overview

Joseph L. Mankiewicz: Interviews features talks with the master director of such classics as All About Eve, The Barefoot Contessa, and Cleopatra. Mankiewicz (1909-1993) was a creative force in Hollywood from the end of the silent film era through the early years of the Hollywood renaissance of the 1970s.

Displaying the wit, insight, and daring that were the hallmarks of his movies, Mankiewicz explores his films and his approach to writing and directing. These interviews span the period of his greatest Hollywood triumphs-he won four Oscars in two years-to just shortly before his death in 1993. From the time he arrived in 1929 through his last film Sleuth in 1972, he had a front-row seat to Hollywood history.

This volume offers a hard-to-find, wide-ranging discussion between Mankiewicz and Gary Carey. A Michel Ciment interview appears here in English for the first time. The book will become a welcome resource for admirers of Mankiewicz and his work as well as those interested in the history of classic Hollywood.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934110249
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Conversations with Filmmakers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Chronology     xiii
Filmography     xvii
15 Authors in Search of a Character Named Joseph L. Mankiewicz   Robert Coughlan     3
Joseph Mankiewicz: Putting on the Style   Derek Conrad     20
Mankiewicz of the Movies   Andrew Sarris     27
Cocking a Snook   Gordon Gow     38
More About All About Eve   Gary Carey     46
An Interview with Joseph L. Mankiewicz   Michel Ciment     125
A Conversation with Joseph L. Mankiewicz   David Shipman     144
Joseph Mankiewicz, Master of the Movies   Paul Attanasio     160
All About Joe   Peter Stone     169
Joseph L. Mankiewicz   Jeff Laffel     189
Index     205
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